Databases are a great way to get the latest news and journal articles on a particular human resources topic.
ABI/INFORM Complete: Over 1,800 business publications are at your fingertips. Do a keyword search for your topic and see what you find. Also, be sure to check out the "full-text" and "scholarly journals". Narrowing a search to full-text can save time and scholarly journals will get you those good peer-reviewed research articles.
Business Insights: Essentials: Business, company and industry content. Articles will be of particular interest for human resources. Additionally, the high ranking human resources officials are often listed under the "company profile" section when doing a company search. Includes the following: periodical and news articles; press releases; textual and financial company information; investment reports; brand information; market share data; industry overviews.
Business Source Complete: This is a great database to locate journal articles. Similar to ABI/INFORM Global, Business Source Complete has more journals than you can shake a stick at. We're talking about some of the most important journals in the field, often in full-text.
Credo Reference is an online reference collection of subject encyclopedias, handbooks, and guides,that cover over 80 major subject disciplines. Entries include visual aids, images, photographs and maps.
Mergent Online provides comprehensive company data for U.S. and International public and private companies (~35,000 public companies and ~23 million private companies) , including SEC filings (US only) and current and historical annual reports for U.S. and International public companies.
Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic): Nexis Uni provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications, using a variety of flexible search options.
ProQuest Central is the largest multidisciplinary database with over 11,000 titles, with over 8,000 titles in full-text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more.
Here are some publications with a specific human resources focus:
Scholarly/ Peer-reviewed journals: